Thursday, July 2, 2015

UPDATED: Republican governors to Corbett: Don't call it a comeback

Pa.'s Corbett dissed by his fellow GOP govs

UPDATED: Republican governors to Corbett: Don't call it a comeback

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Students, parents, and teachers angry about school funding stage a sit-in outside the Comcast Center, where Govs. Corbett and Christie were attending a fund-raiser. Six people were arrested for obstructing 17th Street.
Students, parents, and teachers angry about school funding stage a sit-in outside the Comcast Center, where Govs. Corbett and Christie were attending a fund-raiser. Six people were arrested for obstructing 17th Street. MATTHEW HALL / Staff Photographer

We know the Republican Governors Association is familiar with Pennsylvania's Gov. Corbett and presumably with his record here in the Keystone State...after all, they were just in Philadelphia (at the Comcast Center, or maybe somewhere else, because they are MASTERS OF DECEPTION) raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for the guy and his troubled re-election bid.

Maybe that's why I find this interesting -- the RGA (headed by our friendly neighbor to the east, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie) has launched a new website called American Comeback, which claims, and I quote, that "Republican Governors are showing that when you turn conservative principles into real policies, they work." The site highlights the work of 17 key GOP governors.

Tom Corbett didn't make their first cut. Maybe next year? That's a little surprising, since Corbett's plan to save more than $1 billion on taxes for corporations while schools are laying off teachers, nurses and librarians strikes me as turning conservative principles into real policy... but what do I know?

UPDATE: RGA tells me they're doing one gov at a time and they'll get to Corbett soon...stay tuned.

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